News & Business Issues

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival – 2022 is our 25th Anniversary!

The 2022 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will be held Saturday, September 17, 10am-7pm and Sunday, September 18, 10am-6pm in Downtown Lafayette, CA.
Featuring 4 Stages with 20+ bands, 300 Artist / Craft Booths, 4 Kid Zones, wide selection of California varietals and craft beers, Dining + Shopping! Free Admission. Dog friendly. Take BART to the Festival! #sfbartable

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Calling All Restaurants and Catering Companies!

Local restaurants and catering companies are invited to donate their surplus food to White Pony Express. WPE will distribute it upon receipt – free of charge – to dozens of nonprofit partners and school pantries that serve our hungry neighbors.

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Lafayette Community Day

Come Together Lafayette to embrace communitarianism* by participating in a citywide community service day on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

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Public Safety Candidates’ Forum

Contra Costa County Public Safety Candidates' Forum, Tuesday, May 3   Candidates in this June's elections for Contra Costa County district attorney and sheriff-coroner will address questions and share their views with voters at a forum at Diablo Valley College's...

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The Best of Art & Wine

Join us for a special evening featuring premier local artists, spectacular music, tasty tapas, and fine wine and beer samplings. 

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Lafayette Res Run for Education 2021

Lafayette Chamber announces DEI theme for 2021 Lafayette Res Run for Education, “Unity In Diversity.” 5k, 10k, 2 mile fun run/walk Sunday, October 24, 2021 with a virtual race option around the Lafayette Reservoir October 13-23, 2021.

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#Bekind21

This September is #bekind21 in the City of Lafayette. Read our 21 examples of sharing kindness that the Lafayette Chamber has developed for the challenge.

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Red Flag Warning & Wildfire Information

Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains, Valleys, East Bay Hills & Interior Valleys from 5pm 9/9/21 to 11am 9/10/21. View online: https://local.nixle.com/alert/8962166 Red Flag Warning has been issued for North Bay Mountains and Valleys and East Bay Hills and...

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Flex Alert

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is highlighting the need for energy conservation and the possibility of a Flex Alert being triggered for Wednesday and Thursday, June 16th-17th, 2021.

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Small Business Help From SCORE

Small Business Help From SCORE   SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. No matter what stage your business is at SCORE has a mentor for you. The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has been partnering with SCORE for over 15...

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Rent Relief for Renters and Landlords

California Mortgage Relief Program Now Accepting Applications Post Date: City of Lafayette, 01/06/2022 11:28 AM California homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments due to pandemic-related financial hardship can now apply for a grant from the state...

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Ann Denny Memorial Award

And the fourth Lafayette Chamber Ann Denny Memorial Award goes to … [Former] City of Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson.

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Diamond, Golden, Silver, Bronze Eras

Through the Decades – Members of the Lafayette Chamber!   The Lafayette Chamber was started by a group of concerned business persons in 1947. To start off 2021, the Chamber would like to highlight the members who have supported the Lafayette Chamber through these...

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Fauci’s Special Message to Lafayette

Dr. Anthony Fauci's Special Message to Lafayette in Interview with Councilmember Cam Burks Post Date: 12/23/2020 8:48 AM City of Lafayette Hello Lafayette:On Tuesday, December 22, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National...

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The Restaurant Act

$120 billion in relief through a grant program that focuses on the small businesses we all want to save.

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Vote to support Measure L

Measure L will help bridge the gap between what California provides to our district and what it really costs to give our children a meaningful education.

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Build Build Build

When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine. New York Times Article 2/13/2020

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Healthy Goals for 2020

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change in their lives. What is your 2020 goal going to be?

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Happy Holidays from the Lafayette Chamber!

Twas’ the week before Christmas and all through the office, we take a moment to review what the year has brought us ...   It is hard to believe 2019 is coming to an end. The Chamber hosted our annual Holiday Mixer last Wednesday at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette....

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TRY LAFAYETTE FIRST

SHOPPING LOCAL MATTERS!  Drop in and say hello to your local merchants.  They will be glad to see you.

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The Votes Are In!

Say hello to our new board members that will serving their two year term beginning January 1st, 2020. Larry Blodgett,  Blodgett’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring Kathy Merchant, Las Trampas Capitol Campaign John McCormick, Lamorinda Music (incoming President) Dennis...

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Rumors about the Roundup

What story had the biggest buzz in Lafayette this week?  Well, besides the naming of our new City Manager, Niroop Srivatsa!  We are one lucky community. What I wanted to share with you is the story behind the Roundup Saloon.  Has it been sold?  Will condos be built in...

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Sexual Harassment Notification

To All Chamber Members with 5 or more employees: Effective January 1, 2020 the State of California is requiring all companies with 5 or more employees to provide classroom training and education regarding sexual harassment. Town Hall Theatre is considering hosting...

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Community Panel for Lafayette City Manager Selection

Lafayette’s City Council is looking for five residents to serve on a community panel to interview finalists for the City Manager position. Requirements Available to serve on August 2, 2019, from approximately 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at City offices. Lafayette resident...

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Tired of fighting the Commute?

Think there are no commute options? Do you have questions about the Bus Route/Times/Frequency? Join us for a Transportation Information Event on Tuesday, May 28, 4pm-6pm, at the  Moraga Country Club. This event is designed to be a comprehensive, informational forum...

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Diablo Magazine’s Best of the East Bay

Diablo Magazine's Best of the East Bay   Diablo magazine’s Best of the East Bay 2019 polls are closing Sunday, March 31!   Make sure all of your fans have cast their votes before its too late. Plus, a vote for at least one place of business in each of the 10...

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The Future of our Downtown- Community Workshop

In February, the Lafayette City Council approved three strategic goals and five strategic objectives for 2019. One of the strategic objectives is to develop a strategy to expand City support of local businesses and commerce & to increase the vibrancy of downtown Lafayette. A public meeting on March 19 will focus on receiving input from property owners, business owners and operators. 

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Hey Cities! Got Space? How About a Pop-Up Gallery?

Art Business News March 5, 2019
What the pop-up brings is an exciting experience that engages us in the experiment and creates a sense of urgency in its “here today, gone tomorrow” concept. So we were intrigued when the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Lafayette embraced the idea of a pop-up and morphed it into an exciting community-based experiential endeavor.

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5 Signs Your Small Business is Becoming Irrelevant (and What to Do About It)

Many entrepreneurs fail to notice the subtle signs that their products or services are becoming obsolete. When they finally take note, their once thriving enterprises are in jeopardy. Ensure that your small business flourishes for years to come by taking notice of the following telltale signs that your company may become irrelevant. From https://sba.thehartford.com.

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Lafayette’s Business Person of the Year

The Business Person of the Year dinner will be held at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa on Friday, February 1st, 2019 . In addition to toasting and roasting Terry, we will have Mayor Cam Burks give his first “State of the City” address.

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